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Hebron, Nebraska
Lincoln Avenue, looking southwest from 5th Street (2010)
Lincoln Avenue, looking southwest from 5th Street (2010)
Location of Hebron, Nebraska
Location of Hebron, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°10′6″N 97°35′12″W / 40.16833°N 97.58667°W / 40.16833; -97.58667Coordinates: 40°10′6″N 97°35′12″W / 40.16833°N 97.58667°W / 40.16833; -97.58667
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Thayer
Area
 • Total 1.41 sq mi (3.64 km2)
 • Land 1.41 sq mi (3.64 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,470 ft (448 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,579
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,472
 • Density 1,046.94/sq mi (404.33/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68370
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-21905
GNIS feature ID 0829911
U.S. Routes US 81.svg US 136.svg

Hebron is a city in, and the county seat of, Thayer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,579 at the 2010 census.

History

Hebron was founded about 1869 by a colony of Disciples of Christ. It was named after the ancient city of Hebron.

A tornado in 1953 caused severe damage.

Geography

Hebron is located at 40°10′6″N 97°35′12″W / 40.16833°N 97.58667°W / 40.16833; -97.58667 (40.168345, -97.586574). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 466
1890 1,502 222.3%
1900 1,511 0.6%
1910 1,778 17.7%
1920 1,513 −14.9%
1930 1,804 19.2%
1940 1,909 5.8%
1950 2,000 4.8%
1960 1,920 −4.0%
1970 1,667 −13.2%
1980 1,906 14.3%
1990 1,765 −7.4%
2000 1,565 −11.3%
2010 1,579 0.9%
2019 (est.) 1,472 −6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,579 people, 698 households, and 402 families living in the city. The population density was 1,119.9 inhabitants per square mile (432.4/km2). There were 791 housing units at an average density of 561.0 per square mile (216.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 698 households, of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.4% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the city was 51.3 years. 18.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 30.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

Attractions

The swing in the city park at 5th and Jefferson Streets is claimed to be the world's largest porch swing, long enough to fit 24 adults.

Notable people

  • Ken Darby, composer, lyricist, and conductor
  • H.H. Kemper, Saskatchewan politician
  • Greg Lee, television and stage actor
  • Elmo Roper, pollster
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